In 1953, a large part of the southwest of the Netherlands is flooded. It is springtide and a heavy storm hits the coast which causes the sea dikes to cave in. The storm surge and subsequent flood causes many casualties. The Netherlands is in shock. This should never happen again. The plans for the Deltawerken, which should protect our country from high waters, are carried out an an accelerated pace. Dams and dikes are constructed. The Oosterscheldekering is perhaps the most impressive construction of the Deltawerken.